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Forest City is a Good Place to Lire
Volume II No. 6
"Get the Mostest Votes Fustest"
Is Good Strategy for You to Use In The
Courier's Automobile Contest
WIN SIO.OO NOV, 18th
"Opportunity Period" Is Rare
Chance to "Get the Jump"
on Laggard Entries
SIO.OO IN CASH GOES
The Courier will give away
SIO.OO in cash to the candiate
who turns in the Greatest
Amount of Cash Subscription
Business up till 8 p. m., Tues
day, November 18th.
$lO is SIO—WIN IT !
Show your friends they are
"backing a WINNER" in this
It' is NOT TOO LATE TO
ENTER this race. If you want
a $585 FORD AUTO, come, get
into this campaign. It costs
nothing to try. ALL GET
SOMETHING—a PRIZE or a
Nothing is GAINED BY
WAITING—Much is LOST.
Send in that name TODAY !
On page 5 of this issue is a
whole page telling MORE
ABOUT THIS CONTEST. Be
sure and read Page. 5.
A Winner's Way
A scrapper of much renown was
General Nathan B. Forrest. Asked
for his definition of what it takes to
win a battle, he said, "getting the
mostest men thar the fustest."
Do It First
The Courier has offered a $585.00
Ford Auto; a $115.00 Victrola; $75
worth of merchandise; $35.00 in cash
orizes, and cash commissions to the
people of this section in a subscrip
tion campaign. .
The management of this paper
wants you to take subscriptions
among your neighbors and friends. A
list of nominees has been given us
and active voting begins this week.
"Opportunity Period" in this con
test is your opportunity to "get the
mostest votes the fustest" in this bat
tle of ballots
Pay No Attention to Croakers
They are legion. They look wise
thrust up their hands and exclaim,
"oh, you can't win;" "you haven't a
ghost of a show;" "no use trying—
mere folly, little girl;" "some one at
the last moment will put in a lot of
money and, 'good bye car," and other
phrases on this order. Give such re
marks no heed. Just get the wise
man's subscription and pass on the
next prospect for ABSOLUTELY
there will be no buying of the car in
this contest. It will not be tolerated
by the management of the contest or
by the management of The Courier.
So get busy and do not fear the
fellow —keep busy and you will
That Big Nomination Ballot
It will be noted in this week's
printed standings of candidates nomi
nated that some candidates have
78,600 votes opposite their names;
some have 50,000; some have 150,000.
Well, any person can clip the nomi
nation coupon and enter his own
name, or the name of a friend. This
coupon starts the individual whose
name is written thereon off with 50-
000 votes. If a ONE-YEAR sub
scription accompanies the nomination
coupon we add 25,000 votes to it,
plus the 36 00 regular votes, making
the entry worth 78,600 votes.
If SEVEN yearly subscriptions
accompany the nomination it counts
100,000 extra votes, making the
FIRST GRAND PRIZE—A $585.00 Ford Touring Car, 1919
model. Purchased of B. B. Doggett Garage.
SECOND GRAND PRIZE—A $115.00 Victrola, purchased of
Henrietta Mills Store.
THIRD GRAND PRIZE—S7S.OO worth of anything in Efird's
Department Store, Forest City.
SPECIAL CASH PRlZES—Special prizes, aggregating at
least $35.00 in cash, will be given away from time to time.
NO LOSERS—There will be no losers in this campaign, for
any candidate competing to the end of the campaign and failing'
to win a grand prize, or a special cash prize, and turning in at
least $25 in cash subscription business, will be given 10 per cent
cash commission on the gross business he (or she) brings in.
FOREST CITY COURIER
THE PRIZE LIST
nomination entry 150,000. In addi
tion that candidate is entitled to
ONE "Opportunity Coupon" at once,
which is worth 100,000 votes. And
seven yearly subscriptions count
25,200 votes on the regular schedule.
Thus a worker who starts in with
a nomination and gets Busy and turns
in seven yearly subscriptions at once
has a grand total of 275,200 votes
to his (or her) credit in a short
A worker does not have to vote
all these votes in the paper, but can
hold back any number of votes the
candidate sees fit. It is a wise idea
to not tell all one knows, or vote all
one has, in a race of this sort.
"Opportunity Period" Ends Nov. 18
The biggest vote offer in this
campaign, taking into .consideration
the number of subscriptions required
to win the extra coupon, is in effect
Every time a candidate turns in
seven yearly subscriptions he (or
she) is entitled to an 'Opportunity
Coupon" good for 100, oUO extra
votes. No candidate is permitted to
win more than five of these coupons,
but some of the workers are not try
ing as hard as they might —and will
be a loser by their indifference. Do
not wake up later oi —come too now,
and pile up "the mostest votes the
fustest." Use General Forrest's
Prizes Bought and on Exhibition
All prizes have been purchased
and may be seen at anytime. You
may see the Ford car at the Forest
City Motor Co., or Doggett's Garage,
Forest City; the Victrola is at the
Henrietta Mills store, Henrietta, and
the $75 worth of Merchandise is at
Efird's Department Store, Forest
County News Items
Rutherfordton—The federal gov
ernment has approved the plan of the
city autohrities for a 16-foot concrete
road through town from the west
end of the Seaboard depot. It will be
built on a 50-50 basis and will short
en the road to the depot, eliminating
some sharp curves. It will run up
Washington street to the standpipe.
The county commissioners closed a
contract for a steel bridge with a con
crete floor across Second Broad river
near Haynes mill at Avondale with
the Atlantic Bridge company, of
Charlotte. It will cost the county
Bids are now open for a steel bridge
across Broad river near the old
Island ford. It will cost about $15,000
The bids will close December 3. This
bridge, when built, will connect the
county with South and will
shorten the main road Trom Spartan
burg to Rutherfordton by at least 10
Spindale has raised its bond issue
for a new school building from $7,500
to SIO,OOO. This added amount is
needed to complete the building which
is now under way.
Colfax township has petitioned the
board of education for a bond elec
tion of $20,000 to help build the Col
fax Memorial high school. Definite
action was deferred until December
1 when the matter will be settled.
State Commissioner of Public Wel
fare R. F. Beasley has appointed Mrs.
C. F. Gold, Ellenboro, Rev. W. T.
Tate, Caroleen and Rev. J. B. Car
penter of Rutherfordton as the board
of public welfare .of Rutherford
Shelby's Little Joke
The Shelby News.
The Forest City Courier says "Forest
City is 75 miles from Charlotte and 48
miles from Asheville." So it is. But
when a man or woman from Forest
City tries to tell you where F. C. is, he
or she invariably says, "We are just
20 miles from Shelby."
Tins Issue of The Cornier is Being Read By More Than Fire Thousand People
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1919
J. Braxton Flack has been quite sick
for several days with grip.
E. M. Carpenter, of Bostic route 1,
was among the visitors here Monday.
Charles Teasley, of Atlanta, was a
week-end guest at the Crowell house.
Mrs. C. B. Crowell spent the latter
part of last week shopping in Charlotte.
| |What has become of Forest City's
board of trade? We need an active
organization of this kind.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, of Caroleen,
spent the week-end at the home of H.
L. Kanipe. Mr. Jones is principal of
the Caroleen school.
Rev. K. L. Whittington will fill his
regular appointments next Sunday,
preaching at Bosticat 11 a. m.; Ellen
boro at 3 p. m., and Cliff side at 7 p. m.
Miss Marie Reid, one of the teachers
in the Forest City school, who has been
quite sick at her home in Rutherford
ton, returned to her duties here last
Miss Sarah Haggie, of Chattanooga,
spent Sunday in Forest City with Miss
Mayme Martin in. Miss Haggie is a
sister of Mrs. L. L. Brown, formerly of
Monday looked like circus day in For
est City, one of the largest crowds of
the year being here. It was "Second
Monday" and the local "boneyard"
was a busy place all day.
Note changes in schedule of Southern
railway trains passing Forest City. All
trains now go thru to Marion. We be
lieve the new schedule will suit the
public much better than the old one.
The aviator coming up from Spartan
burg Saturday has been instructed to
follow the C. C. & O. Railway until he
reaches the box car on the side of the
road. Then to get right square over it
and drop a bomb on it.
Phillip, the eight year son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Grose, of Spindale, was pain
fully hurt last Tuesday when he was
struck by an automobile. The accident
occured on the road to Rutherfordton
near Duncan's store.
J. H. Crawford has sold his house
and lot to J. A. Black, of Ellenboro.
Mr. Crawford has bought the house
and lot on Cherry Mountain street ad
joining the Presbyterian church prop
erty, and has moved his family there.
Mr. Black, who has been engaged in
grocery business in Ellenboro has sold
his business there and moved to Forest
Local News Items
CLIP THIS NOMINATION BALLOT
Bring It To The Courier Office, or Mail It To
the Campaign Manager, The Courier,
Forest City, N. C.
COSTS NOTHING TO COMPETE!
Good for J 50,000 Votes
This nomination ballot is good for 50,000 votes for the person
whose name is written thereon. When a one-year subscription
($1.50) accompanies the nomination the ballot will count 75,000
votes; when accompanied with £10.50 in subscription business, good
for 150,000 votes. Both new subscribers or renewals count. BUT
ONE NOMINATION BALLOT CREDITED TO ANY ONE CAN
RURAL ROUTE (if on a rural route) No. v
Nominee's Telephone (If person nominated has 'phone) No
Person making nomination must sign ballot as evidence of good
faith, but name of party making the nomination will not be divulged
This Ballot Void After Nov. 18
Or You Can Phone Your Nomination to Phone 58
DO IT TODAY
BIG FLYING MACHINE TO
BE HERE SATURDAY
Contract Signed With the
Famous Liberty Flyers
The armistice celebration which was
to have been held in Forest City Tues
day was postponed on account of the
inclement weather until next Saturday,
November 15th, when all arrangements
with the exception of the dinner will be
pulled off as was planned for Tuesday.
The dinner for the soldiers was pulled
off as per schedule and it was a good
one. Notwithstanding the rain this
part of the program was enjoyed by
fellows who were lucky enough to be
here. The good ladies of Forest City
served a splendid dinner. Mr. I. B.
Covington and Private lc W. J. Allen
made short, but good speeches.
On account of the bad weather the
flying machine was unable to leave
Spartanburg, but a new contract has
been signed and % the big machine will
be here Saturday.
Weather conditions permitting the
machine, piloted by Lieutenant Chas.
B. D. Collyer and accompanied by a
passenger, will leave Spartanburg
early Saturday morning for Forest
City. The machine will fly over For
est City until the pilot can spot a suit
able landing place. They will remain
here all day making saveral flights and
anyone desiring to take a flight will
have the opportunity.
The Spartanburg Herald says, ' 'Lieut.
Collyer thrilled the thousands of patrons
of the Spartanburg fair with his re
markable feats performed in the air."
He has promised us all the stunts
that can be performed.
The plane is a big Curtis with a 90-
Watch the sky Saturday morning.
L. L. Brown, former superintendent
of the cotton mill here but now holding
a similar position at Clifton, S. C., ac
companied by his wife and two daugh
ters, Misses Mary and Martha, spent
Sunday in Forest City with J. H. Thom
as and family.
Dr. F. K. Gardner, eye specialist of
Asheville, will be in Forest City next
Saturday, November 15th, for the pur
pose of looking after all eye troubles.
His headquarters will be at the Rein
hardt Drug Co. He will call at any
home when requested. He also fits
The twenty-eighth series of the For
est City Building and Loan Association
opened Saturday and more than double
the number of shares taken in any for
mer series have already been subscribed
for. If you didn't take out those shares
you intended to take out Saturday, it is
not too late yet.
The Miracle Man
Powerful, Heart Appealing and Intensely Dramatic is
the Story of the Remarkable New Paramount-Artcraft
Picture —At Horn's New Theater Next Saturday.
The great feature at the Movie
theater this week is the "Miracle Man,"
which is to appear Saturday, November
15th. We hardly think we are going
too far when we say that this is the
best picture, from every standpoint,
that has ever been produced. It has
the information and educational advan
tages combined with one of the great
est moral pulls that is possible to stuff
into anything to be imagined.
A Prizma picture, entitled "Every
where" is also included in this program.
We are now in our new house, which
is comfortable, airy and clean, and
with this great picture you will be
afforded the greatest opportunity for
an enjoyable and valuable evening.
Tom Burke Thomas Meighan
Rose Betty Compson
The Frog Lon Chaney
The Dope ___ J. M. Dumont
Richard King _W. Pawson Butt
Claire King Elinor Fair
Mr. Higgins F. A.Turner
Ruth Higgins Lucille Hutton
The Patriarch Joseph J. Dowling
Tom Burke, Rose, the Frog and the
Dope are a gang of clever crooks who
make their living by fleecing the un
wary slummers. Tom Burke is head
of the gang and directs their nefarious
operations. One day he picks up a
newspaper and reads that a healer has
made his appearance in a certain small
town and is credited with marvelous
cures. Burke conceives the idea of
capitalizing the healer; that is, create
a demand for his services and keep all
the money for himself and his pals.
Burke motors out to the little village
where the healer lives and, for his pur
pose, becomes ill. The villagers advise
him to consult the healer. He does so,
and under one pretext or another es
tablishes his residence there. He sends
for his pals and instructs them in their
parts —Rose is to play the part of a
sweet, unsophisticated girl and pose as
the healer's nearest relative, which is
possible because the healer can neither
hear nor see; the Frog is to pose as a
cripple and permit himself to be healed
so as to create talk, and the Dope is to
assist in "drumming up trade."
The Frog, contorted into a misshapen
being, attracts attention on the train,
and he announces loudly that he is on
his way to see the healer, regarding
whose wonderful powers he has heard
thrilling reports. The passengers scoff
at the idea, but the Frog insists the
healer is genuine. On the same train,
but in a private car, are Richard King,
a millionaire, and his sister, Claire King.
Claire is suffering from hip disease and
has been bed-ridden for many years.
The Frog's tale regarding the nealer
comes to their ears and Claire insists
upon stopping off at the village to see
him. By the time the train reaches the
village the Frog has done his work well
and all the passengers detrain to see
the Miracle Man.
The stage is well set. The Frog,
dragging himself on the ground, makes
a great show and asks to be shown to
the healer. Just then a little crippled
boy, whose parents had refused to con
sult the patriarch, volunteers to show
the Frog the way. It looks to the gang
as if the jig were up, because the nat
ural query of the crowd is, why wasn't
the child cured by the healer? When
the crowd reaches the healer's the old
The first issue of "The Henrietta-
Caroleen Messenger," a newspaper pub
lished by and for the employees of the
Henrietta Mills, made its appearance
last week. The purpose of the paper
is to chronicle the local happenings and
develop the community spirit of this
splendid mill community. Rev. W. T.
Tate is editor and the initial issue of
the paper is excellent. It has not yet
been decided how often the paper will
An Advertising Medinm Unexcelled
$1.50 a Year, in Advance
man comes out of the house and, as per
plan, the Frog unwinds himself and
stands up a straight, healthy man. But
the power of the healer begins to work
and the little crippled boy drops his
crutches and runs, and claire King
steps out of the rolling chair and walks!
The miracle creates a profound impres
sion not only upon the visitors, but up
on the crooks themselves. Burke, who
is posing as a rich man, makes a show
of giving the healer a check for $25,000.
This starts the ball rolling, and claire
King's brother makes out a check for
$50,000 and others contribute according
to their means.
The story spreads and people begin
to come from far and wide and the
cr-oks are prosperous. Richard King,
brother of Claire, finds himself becom
ing interested in Rose. And Rose un
consciously changes. The influence of
her new environment works upon her
and without knowing it she is beginning
to realize what a "good" life means.
Being forced by circumstances to pose
as a sweet and unsophiscated girl t
Rose reaches the stage, where she
really believes she is what others thinks
she is. King falls in love with her and
believes she is his ideal—the one wo
man for him. In the meantime, neither
the Frog nor the Dope has been immune
to the healer's influence. Both begin
to feel that there is something more in
life than greed and vice. The Dope
falls in love with a farmer's daughter.
He throws away the "needle" and all
his other vices and in this new element
for him he becomes a new man. He
proposes to the girl and she accepts
him. The Frog meets a nice old lady
who had lost her son. He "adopts" her
as his mother, not remembering ever
having one of his own.
The only one of the gang who has
not felt the healer's influence is 3urke.
Still hard as nails, he can see nothing
before him but money and vice. While
he notices King's growing regard for
Rose, he does not fear losing her love,
until one day when he attempts to make
love to her and she repels him. Rose
tells him she is through with the old
life and intends to go "straight" there
after. Then Burke realizes that he
has "lost" his gang. He pleads with
Rose to stay by him, and when she
refuses he attacks her. Only the op
portune appearance of the blind healer
saves Rose from bodily harm. Half
crazed at the thought of losing Rose,
whom he adores, Burke takes his gun
and vows to find King and kill him and
Rose. When he is gone, King comes
and proposes to Rose. She tells him
her whole story and, because of it, re
fuses him. King, brokenhearted, leav
es and runs into Burke. Before Burke
can shoot King tells him that Rose has
refused him. Burke goes back to the
house and encounters the healer. And
suddenly it comes over him that the
healer is right. He realizes that mon
ey and vice are not everything. Rose
confesses her love for Burke. Burke
i swears he will marry her and both
j promise to go "straight" forever after.
Price to adults, including war tax,
Children under 12 years of age, in
cluding war tax, 30 cents.
An interesting program for every
day in the week. • See them.
Four complete performances Satur
day beginning at 2:30 p. m.
Two performances from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
Two performances from 7 to 10 p. m.
The Coleens, four beautiful young
ladies, will give an evening's
ment and concert at the graded school
auditorium in Rutherfordton Friday
evening, November 14, at 7:30 o'clock.
Irish songs, costumes and scenes will
be featured. They will render a very
interesting program. Many Forest
City people will take advantage of the
opportunity of hearing this well-known